New commuter, cycling rules, tips or ettiquettes?

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New commuter, cycling rules, tips or ettiquettes?

Postby Orbea » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:03 pm

Hey guys just took up cycling because driving to uni is a waste of money, petrol, time and cycling is pollution free =D

Got myself a road bike and everything so I was just wondering if there was any rules, ettiquettes etc that I should follow (don't want to frustrate all you pro cyclists out there haha)

Cheers guys.
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Re: New commuter, cycling rules, tips or ettiquettes?

Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:27 pm

Hi

Well my only suggestion would be to obey the road rules in your state. I reckon that would be a good start and oh skimming through this forum for threads on drafting and lights might help or not on the etiquette question :).

Finally, try and share with respect. That probably goes a long way.

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Re: New commuter, cycling rules, tips or ettiquettes?

Postby trailgumby » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:28 am

1: Follow the road rules.
2: Make sure you are seen
3: Assume you haven't been
4: Employ the Theory of Big
5: See item 1.
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Re: New commuter, cycling rules, tips or ettiquettes?

Postby goneriding » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:54 pm

trailgumby wrote:1: Follow the road rules.
2: Make sure you are seen
3: Assume you haven't been
4: Employ the Theory of Big
5: See item 1.


+1. Especially to number 3. If in doubt stop.

One other thing I've found is to give motorists the opportunity to pass when safety permits. It seems to be appreciated.
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Re: New commuter, cycling rules, tips or ettiquettes?

Postby ngalbrai » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:14 pm

Is "the theory of big" taking the whole lane at pinch points etc?

Enjoy the view when riding, but dont get too distracted by hot chicks... crash and broken wrist/skinned face = lesson learnt for me... :oops:
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Re: New commuter, cycling rules, tips or ettiquettes?

Postby gavinr » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:11 pm

The Theory of Big explained and discussed here.
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